Chardham yatra by Helecopter

Duration : 10 Nights/ 11 Days

Destinations Covered : Delhi - Haridwar - Barkot - Uttrakashi - Gangotri - Guptakashi - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi

Highlights of Tour :

Helicopter services will be provided only in Kedarnath section which is in routine to get the scheduled flight from Phata to Kedarnath or Agastmuni to Kedarnath and back. It can be completed in same day or one night stay at Kedarnath can be arranged on request. Pawan Hans and another private Charter companies are in to existence to provide the helicopter services in Kedarnath and subject to change. Yamunotri - Gangotri and Badrinath section will be by drive only. Please contact us if you need to charter a helicopter for all Chardham destinations .

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 Drive Delhi - Haridwar (200 kms/6hrs)

Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar. Approx 6 hours drive will take you to the city of Temples / Kumbh Nagri. Check in at your hotel and get fresh. Later Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Day 2 Drive Haridwar - Barkot (220kms/7hr)

After Breakfast Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others, continue drive to your Hotel in Barkot. Check in at your hotel and evening relax and explore the local market and a gentle walk to near by village will be interesting. Overnight stay at your hotel / Camp in Barkot.

Day 3 Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot {36kms drive & 7kms Trek (one side)}

After breakfast Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms), start trek from janki Chatti to Yamunotri (6kms) and this may take approx 2 -3 hours maximum walking. Trail is good and maintained by Govt authorities and Keep yourself in mountain side for the safer side. Horse or by Doli are available at Janki Chatti which can be arranged at the spot and fix charges by the local associations. Arrive at Yamunotri and have a Holi dip at hot sulfer water spring which will rejuvenate your tiredness after 6 Kms trek. Darshan and Puja at Yamunotri temple and Later trek back to Janki Chatti and further drive to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel/ Camp.

Day 4 Drive Barkot - Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)

After breakfast in the morning Drive to Uttarkashi. Approx 4 hours drive will take you to this district headquarter of Uttarkashi District and major town in this region. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple and local market. This is believed that Ved Vyas had a Shastrartha with an unknown soul for many days and finally Lord Shiva gave his presence to Ved Vyasa at this place. This shrine is Being placed in North considered UTTAR ( North) KASHI ( vranasi - Home of Lord Shiva) One of most sacred shrine for Shiva devotees. Night Halt at Hotel.

Day 5 Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100kms/3hr one way)

Have a early morning breakfast and proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts), approx 3 hours drive will take you to this last road head and one of the Shrine amoung four major shrines - GANGOTRI. enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. Should you need to have a holi dip at Hot Sulfer Water at Gangnani will be better and refreshing. After Gangotri Darshan return to Uttarkashi and overnight stay at Uttarkashi at hotel.

Day 6 Uttarkashi - Guptkashi (230kms/9hr)

Early morning, drive to Guptkashi, approx 8 hours drive will take you to this nice place. Enroute you will see the Tehri Dam - One of major Hydro Electric Project in the region - 2400 mega watt capacity. Continue to either way from Paukhal - Srinagar - Rudraprayag and further to Guptakashi or Ghansali - Mayali - Tilwara - Guptakashi. ( In Monsoon season you need to carefull to opt the route due to landslide prone area.. Check in at your hotel and evening recommended to visit Guptakashi temple which is one of the most beautiful ancient temple of Lord Shiva. This is belived that Lord Shiva gave his presence to PANDAVAS in hidden form that is whay called GUPTA ( Hidden) KASHI ( Varanasi or place of Lord Shiva) night halt at Hotel / Camp.

Day 7 Drive Guptkashi - Phata ( 10 kms ) - Helecopter to Kedarnath & Fly back to Guptakashi.

After early breakfast you will be transferred to helicopter base which is just 10 kms from Guptakashi called Phata, have a helicopter ride to Kedarnath for few minutes and proceed to visit Kedarnath temple. Have Darshan at kedarnath temple / Shankaracharya Samadhi / Bhirav mandir and fly back to Phata. Should you need to visist Gaurikund to have a holi dip at hot spring sulfer water can be arranged with us. Back to the hotel / camp at Guptakashi and overnight stay

Day 8 Guptkashi - Badrinath (225kms/8hr)

Anotehr long drive but interesting if following from Okhimath - Chopta - Gopeshwar - Chamoli - Pipalkoti - Joshimath and finally Badrinath. After couple of minutes drive you will arrive at Okhimath which is the winter seat of Lord Kedarnath. Have a short stop at this point, visit the ancient temple and continue drive to Chopta. One of the most beautiful picturesque place in Garhwal Himalaya. Stop for a while and see the Trans Himalayan ranges of Chaukhamba / Kamet / Bandarpunch / Kedarnath etc.. from this point. Green Grass medows at the top of the mountain surrounded by by thick Oak and Devdar trees offers an incredible view of natural beauty.

Another heighest shrine among Panch kedar ( five kedar) is situated ta the top of the mountain form this place called Tunga Nath. Just 3 Kms up hill trek will take you to this beautiful place where arms of Lord Shiva's are being worshiped. Another couple of minutes walk at the top of the hill called Chandrashila offer 360 digree panoramic view of Garhwal Himalaya. A breathtaking experience is ore than enough to be at this place.

Drive to further to Mandal - Gopeshwar - Chamoli - Pipalkoti - Joshimath and finally check in at your hotel in Badrinath. Refresh after a long drive and proceed to Darshan for Badrinath ji. You may have towel and some clothing which you can change after a holi dip at Tapta Kund near the temple. Witness the Aarte ceremony at the temple in the evening and back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Badrinath is situated at the confluence of the Rishi Ganga and the Alakananda rivers at an altitude of 3,122 meters. This sanctified spot was once carpeted with wild berries of badri, which gave the place its name. Guarding it on either side are the Nar and Narayan ranges and in the distance is the towering Neelkanth Peak. On the banks of the river is a hot water spring - the Tapt Kund and some 5 km to the north is the tremendous waterfall of Vasudhara.

Some of the mojor sites at this place are as under :

Tapt Kund / Narad Kund /Brahama Kapal / Sheshnetra/ Charanpaduka / Mata Murty Temple / Mana Village / Vasundhara : /Bhim Pul etc are some of the major highlights being in Badrinath. Overnight at Hotel

Day 9 Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag (160kms/6-7hr)

Early morning, after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag via Joshimath. It would be interesting to visit couple of places in Joshimath. Narsingh temple which is a winter seat of Lord Badrinath. Shankaracharya Temple / Parmartha Niketan / Shankaracharya Cave / kalpa Vriksha etc are some of the main features at this place. Auli is another destination which is famous for its Himalayan Panorama and winter sport - Skiing. Well connected by Cable Car and Road for 12 kms approx.

Continue drive to Rudraprayag by following left bank of Alaknanda river to Pipal koti - Chamoli - nandaprayag - Karna Prayag and finally you will arrive at Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel and overnight stay.

Day 10 Rudraprayag - Rishikesh (140kms/4 hr)

After breakfast drive back to Rishikesh. Srinagar will be the first major town in garhwla hImalaya which has a Central University ( Hemwati Nandan Garhwal university ) and educational hub in this region. Further 35 Kms drive will take you to Devprayag which is the last confluence of all tributaries of River Ganga and finally we call this river GANGA from this point. Confluence of river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi offers and increadble view of this ancient town. An anclient temple of Lord Rama is located here and history goes back to centuries.

Drive to Rishikesh and check in at your hotel. Evening you have time to witness Ganges Aarte ceremony at Triveni Ghat or Parmartha Niketan. Explore Laxman Jhulla / Ram Jhulla and other temples and back to the hotel for an overnight stay

Day 11 Rishikesh - Hardwar - Delhi (230kms/7hr)

After breakfast Drive back to Delhi. Approx 6 - 7 hours drive will take you to the capital and you will be dropped at Railway Station / Airport.
Further arrangements on request.